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Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleBlue Moon Belgian Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
72
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1,045 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 13
Gots: 109 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NCSUdo on 05-26-2008

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Ratings: 1,045 | Reviews: 221
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Vashtar
4.06/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is beautiful
The smell is nice. It slides down the bottom part of your nose (the part you would slide down if you were a tiny human and slid out of a nostril).
The taste is... I can't describe it other than saying it tastes like Archie and it's hipster.
The mouth feel feels like taking a lowly inflated balloon and letting it deflate in your mouth.

It's interesting. Not amazing, but interesting and fun. I wouldn't want more than one at a time. It seems drinkable until you get far into it and then it grows old.

Photo of mttfrog13
4.15/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance = amber/orange/brown and cloudy. Has a nice 2 finger head

smell = Smells very floral, but full of spices and differnt flavors. Citrus smell as well.

taste = This is a great tasting beer. The flavors are balanced and interesting, with a nice crispness to them.

mouthfeel = Very very crisp.

overall = My favorite of the "Moon" series. If you like blue moon, but think its too complex or heavy, definitely try this beer.

Photo of Murrhey
3.6/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz beer.

A: Pale orange, nice lacing.

S: Hoppy, but not bitter. Nice smell!

T: My favorite taste of all the Blue Moon beers I've had. Good flavor, subtle without being too bitter.

M: Maybe a tad thin, but not bad.

O: Yum. I'd get again. Better than the Blue Moon IMO.

Photo of Paincane
3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber-orange color with an off-white head leaving good lace.
S: Wheat, malt, and citrus aromas are present.
T: Malt and citrusy notes are intertwined with some wheat.
M: Light to medium bodied with active carbonation.
O: Decent brew with more flavor than I am used to from its brewery. I actually enjoyed this beer and am relatively surprised.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.47/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally got around to trying this one out. I must say... people are being way too harsh on this beer. Being that it's from BMC, it's a stab at a rare style from them and it's actually pretty good and refreshing. Nice floral aroma, touch of hops and some dark malts, finishes smooth. Not the best belgian pale ale I've ever had but definitely above average. For the price, it's hard to beat and well worth a try if you just ignore the label.

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with a off white head. In the aroma, a sweet fruitiness and a faint dry yeatiness. In the taste, dry sugar to a sweet fruitiness. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry fruitiness in the aftertaste. It is ok, somewhat pedestrian.

Photo of BilbosNuts
2.99/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a cloudy orange/amber-brown color. It has no head to speak of and looks very stagnant with no visible carbonation.

S: Its aroma mostly consists of semi-sweet toasted malts that are rather pleasant. These malts are accented by a mild hop profile and clove-like spices.

T: Unfortunately, the taste isn't as complex as the aroma. The taste is dominated by mellow sweet malts and some Belgian yeast. Not much else going on here.

M: It is light bodied and on the watery side. It is drinkable, but could've had more carbonation.

O: I wasn't a big fan of this one. It didn't seem like this was a good example for the style, nor a good beer overall. I'd pass on this in the future.

Photo of mikechance
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - weak light brown

S - not much of anything

T - bland and nothing

M - light

O - poor

I enjoy the occasional Blue Moon Ale, but this beer really disappointed. It lacks any decent qualities and I don't know who would drink it --- too void of flavor for craft beer drinkers and not enough for main stream drinkers to consume.

Photo of BigPlay1824
2.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: pours a nice amber color that is quite clear with a half finger of head that is very fine and light tan in color, head does not linger long and leaves spotty lacing on the glass
S: nice scent of malts like dark fruit or brown sugar as well as a nice wheat undertone
T: very gentle on the taste as i had expected due to the mass appeal approach of blue moon, slight wheat taste a bit of dark fruits and a little sweetness
M: strong carbonation leaves a bit smooth off the back of the palate, leaves a slight dryness on the palate
O: eh, drinkable, not much in taste, intense carbonation hurts a bit, really just not much all together

Photo of EagleTalon
3.55/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a thin white head with no lacing and clear amber-orange color. Aroma is a malty forefront with a spicy background. Flavor is a balanced blend of sweet malt and muted hops. Some of the added spices were detected but not overpowering, a good subtle effect. Mouthfeel is light and CO2 is adequate. Overall, this is a tasty beer but not anything that would satisfy hop-hungry craft beer drinkers. That is why it gets such mediocre marks here.

Photo of soulfly1492
3.43/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Sweet, right from the get-go. A bit roasty. Slight orange citrus and grains.

Appearance: Amber brown. Perfect clarity. Tall white head, leaved moderate lacing. Head dissipates quicker than average, but leaves a thin creamy layer.

Flavor: Sweet malts upfront, what, then slight bitterness from the small dose of hops. Some dark malts. The orange shows up in the aftertaste, although it's not easy to detect.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly oily, even through the aftertaste.

Overall: Nice and mild, slightly roasty. Very easy drinking, and pleasant.

Photo of ikantspel
3.85/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

after seeing this on the shelf for a while decided to give it a shot

12 oz bottle poured cold into a sam adams boston lager glass

pours a tea color with little head

smells like an i.p.a you can definitely smell the sweet hops and wheat

as Larry David would say, "Pretttyyy prettty good". perfect amount of hops paired with the sweet flavor of this hibiscus make this one helluva pale ale

i work at a grocery store that stocks this and am pretty sure we sell a 6 pack per week. shame, it deserves better than that

Photo of godlessape
3.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This brew pours a brassy tea color with a one inch creamy tan head that dissipates down to a respectable skim.
The nose picks up a subtle caramel malt with some floral notes. Nothing overpowering.
What I taste here is a mellow biscuity flavor and an equally mellow fruitiness. Not much in the hop department unfortunately.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin, with the alcohol running to the back of the throat.
Overall, this is not a bad beer at all--and I am no fan of the Coors company. As long as the price is right--and it was with this--It won't be my last one.

Photo of Nerudamann
3.55/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into an oversized wine glass.

Look - coppery/light red in color, somewhat murky, with off-white foam that dissipates very quickly.

Smell - I actually can smell a little bit of the hibiscus, but not as much of the orange peel. In general it just smells malty.

Taste and Mouthfeel - a musky taste in general, and generally a little more malty feeling than hoppy. Also pretty normalized in the end, with very little bit of anything predominating over anything else. Texture is very well-balanced.

Overall - not a bad brew at all. It's a little generic in taste, but not boring either. Still tastes good.

Photo of BucannonXC5
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. Color was light amber. Maybe ¾ inches of head. Well-laced on top to state, slight film on sides.

Citrus hops was the initial smell. Also some caramel, pine and pineapple.

Taste was nothing like the smell. In fact, it was quite off-putting. Some wheat in there and maybe some toasty malts? Not a big fan.

Medium body, average-to-lively carbonation. Somewhat smooth finish.

I was pretty disappointed with this beer. The sight and smell made me think it was going to have some bite. Quite the opposite - bland and forgettable.

Photo of kojevergas
2.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl brown glass bottle served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Acquired as part of a blue moon sampler pack.

A: 1.5 finger head of slight but fair cream, decent thickness, and alright retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper.

Sm: Light butterscotch, some bittering hops, and caramelized malt. A moderate strength aroma.

T: The bittering hops are thankfully not overdone, and they mesh well with the light caramelized malt note - which itself rides atop a pleasantly subtle barley foundation. Fairly simply built, but decently balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting partially the flavours of the body.

Dr: Pretty drinkable, quite affordable for an import, and decent quality. I'd have it again - especially if it were on draught.

Photo of injipoint
4.15/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unbiased - didn't know it was a Coors when I bought the six-pack. Certainly drinkable and quite pleasant as a first beer after emerging from "Irene" hibernation. Maybe not the long taste of a Belgian but I would put it in with other Pale Ales. 5 to go which will be nice when I get to them.

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Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.